Christie Mountain Trip

Everyone in the family (parents and siblings) is invited to join us on Saturday, March 4th from 9:30am-9:30pm for a ski/snowboarding/tubing trip to Christie Mountain.  Meet at the Soul Garage at 9:15am to sign in and load up.  We will return to the Soul Garage by 9:30pm.  (If you plan to meet us there, but get in on the group rate, please let us know)


Bring your own food for lunch and supper OR bring money to buy food there at the snack bar.


  • $35 Per Ski Rentals and Lift Tickets
  • $45 Per Board Rentals and Lift Tickets
  • $25 Per Lift Ticket Only
  • Daytime Tubing (Noon-5pm)
    • 1 hour = $12
    • 2 hours = $17
    • 3 hours = $22
  • Evening Tubing (5pm-10pm)
    • Special: 2 tubers for the price of 1 using daytime rates

To sign up to come, fill out the applicable forms below and PAY IN FULL by Wednesday, March 1 to reserve your spot.  Checks for skiing/snowboarding can be written out to Maranatha Evangelical Free Church.

Payment for snowtubing will be done directly to Christie Mtn and will NOT be collected by the Soul Garage.  If you plan to only do tubing, you just need to submit your forms.  If you only plan to hang out and play games at the Chalet, you just need a permission form.

Everyone coming with the group needs to fill out the MEFC Permission Form.  If you went to the District youth conference in January in Green Bay, you DO NOT need to fill out the Medical Release Form, as we already have one on file for you.  If you are under 18 and plan to rent equipment from Christie, you must fill out the Equipment Rental Release Form OR get a paper copy from Pastor Tony of the Full Form for Equipment Rental and have your parent sign that.

NOTE:  If you just want to come and hang out in the lodge, but you do not want to go skiing, snowboarding or tubing, you will just need to fill out the MEFC Permission Form

Christie Mtn Ski/Snowboard Equipment Rental Release Form

Snow Tubing Release Form

MEFC Permission Form

MEFC Medical Release Form  (ONLY if you have not already turned one in since last July).

Camping, Canoeing & Rock Climbing

Scouting Trip Down the Chippewa River
Scouting Trip Down the Chippewa River

All youth (incoming 7th graders through Class of 2015) are invited to join us for a short camping & canoe trip down the Chippewa River in Bruce Friday-Saturday August 21-22.  We will be meeting at 5:00pm at our campsite on the north side of Bruce (see attached map/directions).  The site where we will be staying is a building site located at the intersection of Divine Avenue and Chippewa Avenue (Take Divine east until it comes to a T at Chippewa and the construction site has a pole shed almost straight across Chippewa Ave.  Behind the pole shed is a trail leading across a wooden bridge to the river.Bruce Canoe Trip Directions


Bruce Canoe Trip Directions Closeup

Friday evening we will set up camp, cook a meal together, swim in the river, make s’mores and banana boats and have a devotional and worship song time around the campfire.

Saturday morning after breakfast we will load up and drive north a little ways to where we will put in to the Chippewa River with the canoes and kayaks.  We will then paddle down the river for 3 hours back to the campsite, stopping and playing in the river along the way.  We will do lunch at the campsite then pack up the camp.

Saturday afternoon, for those who are up for a little more adventure, we will head to Christie Mountain (15 minutes away) to do some outdoor rock-climbing for a few hours on the ski hill cliffs.  Once we are done rock climbing, we will head back to the Soul Garage.  Youth can be picked up at Christie Mountain around 5:30pm or we will try to shuttle everyone back to the Soul Garage around 6:00pm Saturday.  We do not plan to do supper together, but will probably have some snacks for while we are rock-climbing.

Rock Climbing at Christie2

Please RSVP ASAP by texting (847.682.2405) or emailing ( Pastor Tony (by noon on Wednesday at the latest).  Group size for rock climbing may be limited so first come, first serve.  When you RSVP, let me know if you will join us for rock climbing as well or get picked up after lunch from our campsite. 

Cost & Payment

  • Cost for camping & canoeing: $20
  • If you are rock-climbing as well, total cost will be $30
  • Payment can be made to Maranatha Evangelical Free Church


Packing List: Click Canoe & Rock Climb Packing List